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HER Number:MDV71617
Name:Devon Great Consols, Prospecting Pits


Area of prospecting pits at Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 423 729
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PIT (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 237-8, Fig 38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

The survey in 2002 at Devon Great Consols mines found a large area of small prospecting & lode back pits in Blanchdown Wood running east from SX42237288 to SX42317291. Area of small sparsely distributed pits with average dimensions of 2.5m long x 1m wide x up to 1.2m deep. The elliptical shaped spoil heaps on the downslope sides were up to 1.5m high. Other details: Site 387.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 237-8, Fig 38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2124 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:23PM